Camp NaNoWriMo Feed


Today was going okay, I got my writing done. I edited yesterday's work as it really needed it and wrote for today. CampNaNoWriMo is done! I will continue on with this story, and I hope to revisit my two other WIP soon.  I was sitting relaxing when I started hearing low bass music. After several weeks of quiet from my idiot neighbors, they decided to go ALL OUT today. It was so loud and so bad that I had to leave my house. I only have air conditioning in my bedroom, and it's HOT so there was no escaping the damn noise in my house.  While I was out, I called my friend that lives up the street.  She lives just on the other side of these people and she has had her own issues with them. 

Other than that, the day was okay. I got my laundry washed AND put away. That is rare for me.  I also used one of my many bottles of sauce! lol, I DID let Amazon know. They were great, I can keep or donate the extra.  Very nice.  I will definitely use it all, it just might take a bit of time. I have eleven more jars to go! Now, I am just going to try to relax a bit before bedtime. I haven't been sleeping well, so I'm hoping to crash hard tonight!


So, my air conditioner has been making a lot of noise lately. It's also spitting out some water at times, too. I was afraid it might die during the night one night while I was trying to sleep. I have enough sleeping issues as it is, I don't need more! So, I decided, reluctantly to pull it out and put in the other one I have. The one I put in is newer and fancier but it just does not cool as well as the older one. Plus, it doesn't smell as good either! LOL! It's in there. I had to move my desk and several things out of the way to get to the window. I got everything nearby so I could take one out and put one in. I had some issues, but I finally got it going.  It's sad how much colder the other one was. Oh well, it's better to have one that isn't going to stop in the middle of the night, right?

The amount of water that dripped on my floor when I pulled this out was crazy! I have let it sit ever since and finally got it up and carried it to where I stored the other one. There is a damp patch on the floor. It will dry up soon, I hope! I'm glad I have the swap done. It was a crazy time. :p

In other news, I did my Camp writing. I've already gone over 50,000 words on this work, well the entire work is a LOT more than that, but I've added just over 55,000 words during Camp and will update my word count on the site for the remainder. I will either continue on with this one in August or go back to one of my two other words in progress. I have ideas for both of those!

By the way, I WAS able to buy some of my favorite BBQ sauce on Amazon last night. :p I also found a few more food-related things and added them to my order. :) I still need to go to the grocery store for a few things I couldn't get there, but I can do that later. I'm good for now.


I wasn't going to post today at all, but I don't want to get into that habit. I don't have much to report either. I got my day's writing for Camp done. I also set up August in my digital planner. That's all ready to go. Other than that, I just relaxed. I didn't get a lot of sleep last night so I'm tired. We had some storms go through today. A lot of rain and some pretty good thunder, too. I made lunch in the Instant Pot. Barbeque chicken breasts. Delicious! Unfortunately for me, I'm now out of sauces. Boo, that means a grocery trip unless I can find my sauces on Amazon... ooh.... see you tomorrow! LOL!


Okay, seems that the last post worked and it's now reconnected to Tumblr. :) I'm glad to get that fixed.  It's good to have the connection back. I'm sorry that the last post before it happened was the end of the beach trip!  At least it got my whole beach trip before it stopped, right? :p

In other news, I wrote today and did a lot of relaxing. My sleep was horrible last night and I was sleepy all day. The bad thing is that when I get in bed tonight, I'll be wide awake! lol, It always happens like that. Hopefully, I will be wrong and sleep well. Wish me luck! :)

Done and done!

I had two big chores I needed to do today.  They were,

  1. Get Goontz inspected and get my sticker
  2. Get groceries.

I was able to accomplish both with no trouble. YAY I did run Goontz through the car wash before taking him to the inspection place. Of course, it rained this afternoon! Oh well. He is now doubly clean and has his sticker. I'm glad I got that done and I am very happy to have my groceries. I have been putting it of, but I checked and the sale for the one item I really needed was not carrying over so I went and got it done. I'm glad all that is behind me!

I didn't write until after all of that. I got in and had to cool off a bit as It's nasty out and I only have air in my room. I did turn on a fan in my kitchen while putting away groceries and that did help a bit.  I am probably not doing anything tomorrow except my writing! LOL


I'm still tired. I didn't sleep well last night. I didn't really do much today. I didn't even leave the house.  I hope to sleep better tonight. The only thing I did today was write for Camp.  I got some good words in and I have an idea for tomorrow's writing, so that is good. I need to go to the grocery store tomorrow. I would have gone today, but with it being a holiday, I was thinking they might be a lot more busy than usual. I'm not out of anything urgent. Tomorrow is soon enough. I would wait a bit longer, but one of the items I need is on sale. I will check the ads tomorrow. They do sales Wednesday-Tuesday. On Tuesday, they had the current ad and a preview of the next week. If the sale is still as good, I'll wait, if not, I'll go tomorrow!

Super tired

I did my usual Sunday stuff today. I also mowed the front lawn. That was a pain. I had to go get gas in the can first, though. That was the easy part even though I didn't want to go out to do it.  I knew I was low on fuel and the can was empty, so if I didn't go before, I'd run out in the middle and that would be worse! I'd have to go get the gas when I was hot and sweaty and irritated. I am glad I did it the way I did. It's done now and I won't have to worry about it for at least a week. 

I also wrote for Camp, got a great idea for a future story or storyline, and wrote notes for it in Evernote for later. All in all a good, but tiring day. I wanted to carry those branches to the street, but I was so wiped out after mowing, that I decided I better come in and cool off. I'll get those to the street next weekend. They pick up on Mondays, so I don't want them out there all week. Now, since I've gotten the linens back on the bed, I'm going to try to relax until bedtime. I need a nap! lol


I got my writing for Camp done today. That was easy compared to what I did before that! I had started mowing parts of the backyard. I have been putting it off because it's a lot harder than the front. I had to pick up a ton of branches and sticks before I could even get started. I finally got those up and started mowing. Of course, I missed a bunch of sticks, but luckily, they were smaller ones and didn't make my mower stop working. There were a few bigger ones, but I was able to see those and avoid them. I was about to die when I was done. I was wiped out, I was hot, I was dripping with sweat. I came in and stripped down and saw that my package had been delivered. D'OH, So I had to put some clothes on and go out and get my package. Then I was able to wipe of with a cold wet washcloth and then sit at my desk with both the air conditioner and the fan blowing on me!  I finally got cooled off and breathed a sigh of relief!

I got my writing for Camp done after opening my package. What was in the package? Well, I was searching things in the Amazon Warehouse and found a pretty snap-on case for my M1 MBP. It was only $10 and it came with a keyboard cover AND a padded zipper sleeve! The 'brand new' one in this same design was $32 so I was happy to get all if it for $10. It came today and the snap-on case was brand new and still shrink-wrapped. The padded zipper case was brand new too, it was just re-packaged. No big deal. I got a great deal. 

Another cool thing is, that the pictures showed the case without a cut-out for the Apple logo. I noticed in people's reviews of this set (in this color and others) that they had an Apple logo cut out. I was hoping I'd get that too, and I did! Yay! So, I have another case for my M1 and it's so pretty and colorful. So much so that I put it on! lol. Here is the case/cover with the nice padded zipper sleeve:


I love it! It's so pretty, the sleeve is perfect. The MBP fits in there perfectly. 


Day one done!

I got my first day's worth of words in for Camp. I could have gone on, too.  I have some exciting stuff coming up, but right now. two of my characters are on a bit of a vacation.  They are at the beach. Myrtle Beach, of course. I know the area, so that was easy. I did pick a hotel I've never stayed at before because of the type of room I picked out for my characters. It's a nice suite! I wish I could stay there! :p

Down to the wire! :p

I finally decided on my plans of Camp NaNoWriMo for July. I'm going to add words to my work in progress. I'm not ready to put it aside for my skater fic right now. I have some intereseting things coming up and it's going to give me plenty to write! I added a goal to add 35,000 words to it, but I may go over. I like to go low on Camp just in case. I still have no idea what I'm doing in November, but I have plenty of time between now and then to figure that one out! It's hard to believe that tomorrow is July!


Boring midweek

Yeah, nothing exciting to report today. Just a lazy day at home. I really should have mowed the front lawn today, but it was pretty nasty out there. I was going to wait until the evening when it cooled off and then forgot. lol. Maybe tomorrow.  Oh well, it's not horrible yet.

I stayed in my room with the air conditioning! I did write a good bit on my current work. July is not that far away and that means Camp NaNoWriMo. I am undecided if I am participating. I WILL be doing NaNoWriMo in November, but I haven't decided on Camp.  I could just add words to my current work, but I could also get part two of the book I did for April's camp. I'll decide later.  If I do the second part of book three of my Olympic skater story, I need something new for NaNo in November. I am pretty much written out on my zombie epic. Plus, I wrapped that up pretty well last year.  Of course, every book in the series has had a complete ending, so..... I really need a new idea!  I'll ponder it and decide later.


The new drive enclosure I got today didn't work at all. sigh I don't know what to do now.  I did a return. I'm not sure if I want to even try to order another one. It's just so frustrating! In other news, I started a new story today. It was the one I mentioned when I was working on Camp. It's an old story that I'm completely re-doing. I like it so far. I think it will work. I also feel the characters are going to get ahead of me so I might have to change the name of the story soon. lol

Backup done!

I actually started it last night after I posted here. It took an hour and a half, but it's all backed up on Time Machine. :). Now, I need to get that 2 TB drive working. Soon.  I hope. lol.  I didn't do a lot today. I wrote. I needed to write a good bit because yesterday I didn't get much written. I was happy to get a good amount out today.  I am just finishing up a dramatic portion of the story. I am not sure what is coming next! I also want to start the other story I mentioned during Camp NaNo. I just need to figure out how to start that one. 

One other thing, I mowed the front yard today. That is always a PITA! :P

Sunday is for Starbucks

Well, when the Sunday falls on the first of the month it is!  I went to Starbucks to get my first of the month jolt start. I got a nice Peppermint white mocha and yes, it was delicious!  I finished Camp yesterday. The story has a lot more to it, so I'll pick it back up in July for that Camp. As for now, I'm back to the work I was doing before Camp. It wasn't as hard to get back into it as I was thinking. I meant to do a review of a lot of it last night and got caught up in another old story I wrote. Oops! Oh well, it didn't affect my writing today, so that was good. I actually got a bit over 1800 words done on it, so I am pleased!

My regular Sunday chores are moving along nicely. I have my hair washed, my bed linen is in the washing machine. I need to get the laundry out from yesterday from the dryer so I can move the linens over.  I took the trash out and took the can to the street as it's stuffed.  It's a huge can, so I only have to actually put the can on the street once a month or so.  I am going to be putting away the laundry after I finish this post and get the bed linen in to dry. I want to do some work on my digital planner in GoodNotes.  DPCDigitals, my favorite shop for digital goodies dropped some cool things in the newsletter so I want to import them into GoodNotes and play a bit.  I just need to get the laundry sorted first and then I'm free to play a bit until I have to put the bed linens back on the bed. I'm trying to get things done earlier today so I'm not putting the linens back on the bed after 10 pm! :P